Artificial intelligence has made a powerful leap forward in recent years. Machines can now learn to interpret text, speech and images, which means that advanced tasks that to date have been reserved for human workers can now be done more quickly and at a lower price by machines.
This brings major opportunities for the creation of value and better welfare services, but the technology can also have an effect on the rights of citizens, and it may result in greater inequality.
This report from the Norwegian Board of Technology describes how machines learn, what their areas of application are and what challenges are inherent to this technology.
The report argues that Norway needs a strategy for artificial intelligence, and advances 14 proposals which address, among other things, what areas of expertise we need, how personal data should be used and what development we want for society.